Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Press Release: Quick To Spend Money On Consultants, Slow To Act On Their Recommendations

In his bid for the Mayoral seat in White Rock, BC, Wayne Baldwin today announced his first of several policy statements, which are aimed to outline and clarify his views and strategies on specific issues.


Economic Development 

When it comes to economic development, Wayne feels that the City of White Rock actually has an excellent Economic Development Strategic Plan in place. He feels the City has been slow at getting the plan into action and wants to change that.

The final Economic Development Strategic Plan was Produced by VannStruth and accepted by the City of White Rock in May of 2009 at a cost of over $38,500.

The City was also just presented with another new consultant’s report, the Coriolis Report, at a cost of $40,000 to $50,000, that basically reinforces the recommendations in the 2009 plan, which was accepted 2 years earlier as policy.

Wayne believes that the recommendations in the Consultants reports are smart, practical and are ready to be put into action.

“We walk a fine line in the City of White Rock not to over develop and risk changing the substance of our unique community character, but we cannot ignore any opportunities to attract new business and create a vibrant economy”.

“We need to create a solid infrastructure which will support a sustainable City by the Sea”.

“If we want to keep services and not have huge tax increases every year, we have to do all we can to spark economic opportunities that will create a brighter future for our Families.”

Wayne knows from experience how to get things done at City Hall.

The 2009 Economic Development Strategic Plan can be seen here.

And the Coriolis Report can be found under October 19 meeting agenda here.

Wayne welcomes you thoughts, questions and input at www.waynebaldwin.ca

Or Call Wayne at (604) 535-0432

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